Bellafill® is one of the most exciting products to ever hit the injectable market and it has just landed at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa.
Bellafill is a completely different type of filler from what is currently on the market. It is the first FDA approved injectible dermal filler that gives you the longest lasting wrinkle correction available.
This product is a unique combination of purified bovine collagen gel, tiny synthetic microspheres (polymethymethacrylate, commonly known as PMMA) and lidocaine (anesthetic agent).
The microspheres, which do not disappear or get re-absorbed by your body, provide support for the long term wrinkle correction. After the bovine collagen from the injection disappears (about 2-3 weeks), your body takes over and fills in the area with your own collagen! Because the collagen that is grown is your own, there can be no allergic reaction to it.
If you’ve used temporary dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane (or other similar products) in the past, you know the product is eventually absorbed by your body. Frequent repeat injections are required to maintain the results you’ve come to love, and it can become a costly habit to maintain. In addition, some patients reach a “Needle Fatigue” state where they just don’t want to be “stuck” any more. With Bellafill, we can solve that.
Controlled scientific studies show that with proper injection technique (which can only be done by a physician) the results last for five years, and even longer in some areas. This is very exciting news, especially for the patient who has been faithfully coming in for fillers for years.
Now you ask…how much for this fountain of youth? Bellafill is a bit more expensive than traditional fillers, but not much, especially when you consider that with just two injections (you need two sessions about 3 months apart,) you can save all that Restylane money for other things.
All LJC physicians are trained in administering Bellafill, and will be happy to see you for a free consultation.